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Address: 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Phone Number: 518-296-8949
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Iroquois Indian Museum building is a work of art designed in the shape...
The Iroquois Indian Museum building is a work of art designed in the shape and spirit of the old longhouses that once graced the valleys of upstate New York. Visitors walk through the Museum in a counter- clockwise direction mimicking Skywoman’s movements as she created earth on Turtle’s back. Archeology exhibits focus on the ancestors of the Iroquois from 10,000 years ago until European contact. History exhibits highlight the men’s realm of hunting, warfare, chieftainships, and games and the women’s realm of the longhouse, the clans, the crops, and politics. The Museum represents the worlds most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art work. This collection celebrates the ancient unity of the Iroquois still expressed in the creative spirit of today’s artists. A special interactive Children’s area introduces young visitors to Iroquois traditions through a variety of crafts, games and technologies. A guide posted Nature Park of 45 acres is open year round for walks, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
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NYS 4th Graders to Be - A Must-see!!

We have lived in the area for 19 years and it took this long to visit this wonderful museum...my wife is an art teacher and was seeking ideas about how to incorporate art lessons... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Oneonta, New York
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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have lived in the area for 19 years and it took this long to visit this wonderful museum...my wife is an art teacher and was seeking ideas about how to incorporate art lessons for 4th graders who study native indigenous cultures. So glad we came - we look forward to another visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a nice small museum, if you take the time to read all the information there is a lot to learn. They use many Iroquois art works to illustrate what is being written about, but you would not understand them without reading. Most of the artwork is from the Mohawk tribe, which is understandable because it is in the... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I was looking to learn about the Iroquois on my trip to New York, and this museum greatly improved my understanding. The museum has a lot of great artifacts, lots of artwork by modern Iroquois, and a great kids area downstairs. The highlight of my visit was an hour-long talk with Amanda Tarbell, one of the staff educators. It was... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I highly recommend visiting this museum if you are at all interested in Native American (Iroquois) history and culture, especially local to the Capital District region. It's especially child friendly, and the staff are incredibly helpful and make the experience enjoyable. There is a lot of information available here, both free and available for sale, which was incredibly helpful to... More 

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Iroquois Indian M, Curator at Iroquois Indian Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the Museum. Please come see us again. More 

Cobleskill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I live in the area and I'm surprised how often my neighbors tell me they have never been to this wonderful, small gem of a museum. I have been several times, most recently with a class of special needs junior and senior high school students last spring. My students loved this, the contemporary art-- which changes each year-- the paleolithic... More 

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Rutland, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Iroquois museum is a great place to learn about local Indian history. A great respect for the culture of Native Americans. A perfect Autumn day.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had the great experience of visiting the Iroquois museum. The Iroquois and many tribes that are part of it tell a different story about the beginning of man kind. I found their traditions unique and send a message of survival that has led us to where we are today.Children and adults will find the exhibits truly an experience in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lovely small museum celebrating and honoring the Iroquois culture. This was my second visit to the museum. Exhibits are informative, art work enjoyable. Gift shop generally ok. Small space used very well. Stop here if you are in the Cobleskill area.

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Delevan, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A great learning experience on the history and traditions of the Iroquois nation. Hands on learning for the children.

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Malden Bridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Just a couple of mins from Howe Caverns, this is worth a stop. If you have kids, do the old/new matching game on the lower level to generate some thinking about what the artifacts were used for. Then the stuff upstairs might be of more interest to them.

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Additional Information about Iroquois Indian Museum

Address: 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Phone Number: 518-296-8949
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Howes Cave
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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